Kevin Schultz, Islanders Point Blank:Yesterday morning, Crain’s broke down the race for the Nassau Coliseum between the Madison Square Garden/Rechler bid and the Forest City proposal. It’s a good read but doesn’t delve deeply into the bids; it focuses more on the people and businesses behind the bids.
One interesting note that is new from the article is that Scott Rechler doesn’t want to look at the Coliseum. So much so, that he re-designed his office in the RXR Plaza across Hempstead turnpike to face away from the arena. Rechler was once a partner on the Lighthouse Project, and now joins James Dolan and MSG’s bid to revamp the property. From Crain’s:
“If we win, I might just be tempted to switch it back,” Mr. Rechler said.
A decision on which group will win the Coliseum bid is expected this month from Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.